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How to feed a baby pigeon and other vital advice (Rousse)

I kept a baby pigeon in a tiny cage in the corner of my granny’s kitchen. I regretted my decision to store his favourite food (fresh broccoli) with the coal in the bucket next to the back door. The coal … Continue reading

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How to keep safe online (Rousse)

AA had suddenly developed an interest in social media profiles. His big concern was the discovery that I was “all over the Internet”. He showed me a collage of all the pictures of me that he had downloaded, including some … Continue reading

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An exile from marking (Rousse)

As KA headed off along the station platform with a sad wave, we did wonder whether her self-imposed exile was really absolutely necessary. All she had done was complain on Facebook about the pain of marking undergraduate essays. This was … Continue reading

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Brad Pitt tattoos his forehead in latest celebrity revelation (Rousse)

Brad Pitt sat at the end of my bed at the Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh. In such close proximity to the famous movie star, I could see that his face was covered in tiny freckles. These comprised a mixture of miniscule … Continue reading

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A trip to Middle-earth, the Shire and Hobbiton (Rousse)

She was only just back from her summer holiday, yet already AM was off on another exciting trip – to Hobbiton in Middle-earth. I clicked the link that she had posted to her Facebook wall and marvelled at the photographs … Continue reading

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An ill-advised headbutt (Rousse)

Cousin T’s latest adventure was captured in a photo posted on Facebook. On seeing him handcuffed and wearing a blood-stained T shirt I feared for his safety. Then I noticed that the other man in the picture was bleeding from … Continue reading

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Supermarket staff sample new Yazoo milkshake range: chilled coffee (Rousse)

The manager at the meat counter was clearly appalled to hear his colleague K tease one of his best customers (me) for her absent-mindedness. When she then asked me to fetch her a frozen banana-flavoured Yazoo drink from the chilled … Continue reading

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A cross-Atlantic trip to the Liverpool Museum of Prison Life (Rousse)

I hadn’t seen my school friend JB for over thirty years so it was quite a surprise to bump into her in Liverpool. Her husband and one of their four children accompanied her. They’d travelled all the way here from … Continue reading

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John Lewis suitcase switch and Tiffany diamond haul (Rousse)

In a flashback to the heady days of dot.com boom TPR and I flew to South Africa for an all-expenses paid incentive holiday in Pretoria. I was looking forward to comparing the twenty-first century experience of corporate excess with that … Continue reading

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Facebook time-waster ruins picnic (Rousse)

We took a break from packing up all our belongings for the big house move to join S and K for a Sunday picnic. With the children away on some kind of outdoor adventure weekend, this was the first time … Continue reading

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